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Film fare awareds 2012 - GA

1.58th Filmfare Awards 2012 - WINNERS:

The 58th India Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai on January 20, 2012.

Best Film: Barfi!

Best Director: Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)

Best Actor (Male): Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)

Best Actor (Female): Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

R.D Burman Award: Neeti Mohan

Lifetime Achievement Award: Yash Chopra

2. The Ghat Ki Guni Tunnel that links the Jaipur with the National Highway No. 11 to Agra was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chairperson of United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi.

3. INS Saryu, Naval Offshore Patrol Vesssel (NOPV) indigenously designed in house and built by Goa Shipyard Limited was inducted on 21st January into Indian Navy by Air Marshall P K Roy, Commander in Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at an impressive function at Goa Shipyard Limited at Vasco in Goa.

4. Delhi raises cap on subsidized gas cylinders from 9 to 12 for BPL families.

5. Noted Tamil writer and social activist M.S. Udayamurthy died on Jan 21.

6. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a brand new integrated terminal in the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

7. Rahul Gandhi has been appointed as vice President, of The Congress party.

8. President Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his second four-year term in a private White House ceremony on Jan 21. Vice President Joe Biden will also take the oath in a sperate ceremony.

9. Former ISRO Chairman Prof U R Rao is joining the highly prestigious ‘Satellite Hall of Fame’ in Washington.

10. China’s Economy Grew 7.8 Percent In 2012: National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

11.India’s shopping portal has announced that it has tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra for selling its two-wheelers to customers on the site. This will be the first time in India that two wheelers will be sold on an e-commerce portal.

12.The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on 17 January 2013 asked the all time popular Cyclist Lance Armstrong facing the charges of doping to return the Olympic Bronze Medal and Certificate of 2000 Sydney Games.

13. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 18 January 2013 imposed President’s Rule in Jharkhand (3rd time).

14. The first ever North East International Tourism Mart held at Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati.

15. India to see 6.1 % economic growth this year: UN

16. The World Bank on 15 January 2013 projected that the world economy would expand 2.4 percent in 2013, little higher than the 2.3 percent achieved in 2012.

17. China appointed Wei Wei, a Career Diplomat as Ambasador to India. Wei Wei would be the successor of Zhang Yan in India.

18. Patiala House Became First District Court to Use Complete E-Stamping Facility.

19. The Committee of Secretaries led by Cabinet Secretary has cleared the proposal to grant Maharatna status to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.

20. Saina rises to 2nd, Kashyap in top-10 of Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

21. Government raises LPG subsidy cap from 6 to 9 cylinders per family. LPG subsidy hike to be effective from April 2013.

22.Mahaveer Golechha, the London-based Indian researcher was selected to be felicitated for Young Investigator Scholarship Award ' that includes his work on a drug that can be a potential cure of Alzheimer's disease.

23. The Implementation of GAAR deferred by 2 Years, to Come into Force from 1April 2016

24. Kamal Nath, the Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Elected As the Leader of Indian Delegation for World Economic Forum which will be held in Davos from 23 to 27 January 2013.

25. India, Vietnam signed MoU to Strengthen Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

26. President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress on Jan 16, 2013, Hyderabad.

27. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has planned to launch SARAL (Satellite with Argos and Altika) on February 14, 2013.

28. Facebook launches a new friends-based search tool “graph search” which will help its users search for people and places within the social network.

29. Mohammad Tahir ul-Qadri is a Pakistani politician currently in news for running a political campaign for a “democratic revolution”. He called for a "million-men" march in Islamabad to protest government corruption.

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